Lower Hondo Campground

a white RV parked in the trees
Lower Hondo Campground. USDA Forest Service Photo.

One of the four small campgrounds on Highway 150 en route to Taos Ski Valley. The campground provides immediate access to fishing on the Rio Hondo and is near hiking trails in the Columbine-Hondo and Wheeler Peak wilderness areas.

At a Glance

Reservations: First come, first served
Area Amenities: Camping trailer, Picnic tables, Toilets
Fees: $0
Open Season: Generally April - December (weather dependent; call ahead)
Usage: Heavy
Best Season: Late spring, summer and early fall
Closest Towns: Arroyo Seco, Taos Ski Valley
Water: No
Restroom: Vault Toilet (1)
Operated By: Forest Service
Information Center: For more information contact the Questa Ranger District

General Information

Directions: 12 miles northeast of Taos via NM 522 & 150

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information


Campground Camping

4 campsites at elevation 7,700.

No. of Sites 4 single site(s)
Reservation Info Not reservable

Day Hiking


Open from May through September.


Camping trailer: 4 Campsites for Trailers under 16'
Picnic tables:
Toilets: Vault

Recreation Areas

Recreation Activities


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7,700 feet